New Year’s preview: USC at the LSA!

On January 5th, many members of the department will be presenting at the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. They are listed below:
Rachel Walker: Linguistics in a general education science course.
Elsi Kaiser: Effects of information structure on the production and
comprehension of referring expressions
Edward Holsinger and Elsi Kaiser: An eyetracking investigation of contextual bias on idiom processing
Barbara Tomaszewicz: Semantics and visual cognition: The processing of Bulgarian and Polish majority quantifiers
Iris Chuoying Ouyang and Elsi Kaiser: Focusmarking in a tone language: Prosodic cues in Mandarin Chinese
Bin Yi and Elsi Kaiser: L2 acquisition of event structure: Effects of complexity on the acquisition of telicity
Arunima Choudhury and Elsi Kaiser: Prosodic focus in Bangla: A psycholinguistic investigation of production and perception
Michael Shepherd and Julia Wang: The role of elementary classroom discourse in the initial construction of student identities
Daylen Riggs: Consonant clusters in loanwords: Fijian and cross-linguistic data
Also, two members of our faculty, Rachel Walker and Elsi Kaiser, will be chairing two of the workshops that day. Rachel will chair the workshop “Vowel Harmony and Dependencies” with her former TA and USC alumna Michal Temkin Martinez and Elsi will chair the one on “Psycholinguistics Across Levels”.
The address of the event is:

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97204

Tel: 1-503-226-1611
Fax: 1-503-220-2565

More info on the event can be found here:


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